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November 14, 2017

Barbie is releasing first hijab-wearing doll

Barbie will release its first hijab-wearing character in 2018, a doll based on the Olympian fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad.The 31-year-old sportswoman rose to fame at the 2016 Summer Olympics,...

Are you worried about your online reputation?

Stephanie GoldburgWeb search engines make our lives easier: They connect us with what we're searching for in a matter of seconds, and sometimes they bring us to places we didn't even know we were looking for.But they can also teach us a lot about ourselves ...

Five hidden dangers of Facebook

Over the last few years, Facebook’s growth has been phenomenal. The world’s no.1 social networking site recently beat Google to become the most visited website in the US for an entire week. However, lately the site has also been receiving a lot of flak for ...

Foreword and Executive Summary of Media and the Riots report

 It is 70 years since the American journalist Alan Barth first coined the term about news, or journalism, being “only the first rough draft of history.” Now regarded as a cliché, it has been subject to much misunderstanding. It should not be taken to ...

Blogging for big brands in India

Saira KurupThe next time you shop for a new mobile phone or sedan car, chances are you'll check out blogs and read product reviews first before you decide on your purchase. Be it new LED TVs, designer stilettos, Hollywood DVDs, home decor, independent revi ...

Queen jubilee landmark snubbed by Commonwealth

Celebrations for Queen Elizabeth II's diamond jubilee are reaching fever pitch in Britain, but apathy rules elsewhere in her far-flung realm as critics assail the relevance of a colonial-era monarchy.The queen has been head of the 54-nation Commonwealth si ...

Planned government surveillance power poses threat to journalists' sources

Government plans to introduce wide-ranging powers to monitor people’s emails, web history, phone calls and text messages could pose a new threat to journalists, writes Cleland Thom. The rules mean that the ‘who, when and where’ of every electronic message ...

Tech community unites against planned web censorship

Nancy ScolaEver since the days of Napster, the online music store and best buy company, both the recording and movie industry have treated the internet as a place on the map marked “here be dragons.” For the last decade, Hollywood and big music have spent ...

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